Events 2017-06-27T12:54:30+00:00


Go Fly A Kite! April 22 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Go Fly A Kite!

Celebrate Earth Day the BPMM way by crafting a one-of-a-kind kite using recycled materials, willow branches, and newspapers. Come be a part of the celebration and experiment with wind directions and elevations on the front lawn of the mansion.

Fascinating Fascinators April 26 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fascinating Fascinators

Dress? Check. Shoes? Check. Fascinator? Not yet? Join millinery expert Sharene Jones as she guides you through the creation of a one-of-a-kind fascinator to grace your ensemble for Derby Day (or any day). No skills necessary for this fun evening with friends, wine, and a wonderful array of millinery trimmings.

Gardens Under Glass April 28 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Gardens Under Glass

Maria Colletti, author of Gardens under Glass, will conduct a workshop building session using tropical plants in hanging glass terrariums.

Haiku Sunday April 29 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Haiku Sunday

April is National Poetry Month, the perfect time to learn all about the Japanese form of verse called haiku. Discover how 17 syllables can uniquely describe an observation or express a feeling. BPMM’s museum educator Linda Sacewicz will share her unexpected journey of writing haikus for pure enjoyment, which resulted in the publication of her book Life in My Garden. As a coda, have some fun writing your own haikus.


Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual June 2 - June 10 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual

Join us for a new site-specific Sherlock Holmes mystery at historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay Park. An ancient family document hidden on the grounds of a beautiful country home hides a sinister ritual that only Sherlock Holmes can unlock – but some secrets might be best left buried. Together, we’ll explore the gorgeous 19th century mansion and surrounding gardens on a quest to solve a deadly mystery. Adapted by Tal Aviezer from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle. A co-production of Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company.


BPMM Adventures Camp July 16 - July 20 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
BPMM Adventures Camp

Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to spend a week at Bartow-Pell from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. having fun and learning about gardening, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic children’s garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion, the Northeast Woodlands wigwam, and family life in both. Kids will also enjoy engaging crafts, wildlife investigations, creative cooking, nature hikes, and more.

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